Investors interested in stocks from the Retail - Apparel and Shoes sector have probably already heard of J.Jill (JILL - Free Report) and Canada Goose (GOOS - Free Report) . But which of these two companies is the best option for those looking for undervalued stocks? Let's take a closer look.
Everyone has their own methods for finding great value opportunities, but our model includes pairing an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system with a strong Zacks Rank. The proven Zacks Rank puts an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions, while our Style Scores work to identify stocks with specific traits.
J.Jill and Canada Goose are both sporting a Zacks Rank of # 2 (Buy) right now. This system places an emphasis on companies that have seen positive earnings estimate revisions, so investors should feel comfortable knowing that these stocks have improving earnings outlooks. But this is only part of the picture for value investors.
Value investors also tend to look at a number of traditional, tried-and-true figures to help them find stocks that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.
The Style Score Value grade factors in a variety of key fundamental metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a number of other key stats that are commonly used by value investors.
JILL currently has a forward P/E ratio of 12.04, while GOOS has a forward P/E of 70.90. We also note that JILL has a PEG ratio of 1.11. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. GOOS currently has a PEG ratio of 2.79.
Another notable valuation metric for JILL is its P/B ratio of 2.12. The P/B ratio pits a stock's market value against its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. For comparison, GOOS has a P/B of 33.46.
These are just a few of the metrics contributing to JILL's Value grade of A and GOOS's Value grade of F.
Both JILL and GOOS are impressive stocks with solid earnings outlooks, but based on these valuation figures, we feel that JILL is the superior value option right now.